At the end of last week, Oscar Gloch officially joined Red Bull Salzburg, after the Austrians paid 7 million euros to Maccabi Tel Aviv for the 18-year-old young talent.
On Friday, Salzburg will host Sturm Graz in the quarterfinals of the Austrian Cup after a long break, a game in which the Israeli midfielder is expected to make his official debut in his new team.
At the same time, today (Tuesday) the sporting director of Red Bull Salzburg, Christoph Freund, who arrived in Israel last week, was interviewed and said that the club will not put a lot of pressure on Gloch's shoulders at the beginning of his journey in Austria.
"We are not pressuring Oscar, he is only 18 years old, he moved to another country for the first time in his life. He played from the age of 6 in Maccabi Tel Aviv and now he has to play in another league, in another country and with a different culture," he said.
"He should have arrived now, but I am convinced that in the spring the fans will be very happy with him. He is a very, very good footballer, but it will take time," he added.
Regarding the fact that Salzburg was ahead in the race to poach luxury clubs like Barcelona, Freund said: "There have always been players who have been courted by the biggest clubs in the world and come to us, such as Dayo Ofmakano and Erling Holland, but yes, Oscar was a very desirable player. We have made a good name for ourselves in recent years for Young and talented players from all over the world, who see that in Salzburg they can take the next step and become very sought-after players. It is a great pride that players choose to come to us."
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